The BBQ season now well and truly under way, Western & Oriental Travel want to share some of our favourite BBQ recipes from around the world with you, so you can have a taste of the exotic before jetting off for some well-deserved R&R this summer.

Country: Barbados

Recipe: Bajan Chicken Skewers

Description: These delicious zesty, spicy chicken skewers are inspired by the sizzling hot, tropical nights on a Barbados holiday.


4 cloves garlic
1 onion, cut into 6 wedges
2 habanero or Scotch bonnet chillies, seeded
1 bunch spring onions, chopped into 2.5cm (1 in) pieces
1 tbsp dried thyme
11/2 tbsp ground allspice
3cm (1.5 in) piece fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
175ml rum
5 tbsp treacle
4 limes, zested and juiced
4 chicken breast fillets, cut into 3cm (1.5 in) pieces


1. Place garlic, onion, chillis, spring onions, thyme, allspice and ginger into the bowl of a food processor; blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to a large, non metallic bowl, and stir in rum, treacle, and lime zest and juice. Place chicken in bowl, and ensure it is covered with the marinade then cover the bowl and leave in the fridge for 24 hours.
2. Preheat BBQ to a high heat.
3. Remove meat from marinade, and thread onto skewers. Boil the remaining marinade in a small saucepan for at least three minutes.
4. Slowly cook the chicken until slightly charred and cooked through, brushing with the marinade every time you turn the meat.
Enjoy your delicious Bajan Chicken Skewers!